Padres 40-Man Roster Rankings: #31 Miguel Diaz

January 26, 2018

Background Signed by the Milwaukee Brewers as part of their 2011-2012 international free agent class, 23-year-old right-hander Miguel Diaz is yet another Padres’ Rule 5 Draft selection in recent years. Despite the success that right-hander Luis Perdomo has found so far, Diaz may be the most intriguing of the bunch. After signing with Milwaukee, Diaz made his debut in the Rookie League, throwing 25 and a third innings in total…

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Down on the Farm: Winter League Roundup- November 28

November 28, 2017

There were a total eight prospects in action on Tuesday throughout the globe. The Australian Baseball League is off Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesdays, but they will return Thursday early morning. We will keep you up to date on the four prospects down under. DOMINICAN WINTER LEAGUE Franchy Cordero was 1-4 on Tuesday with two runs, a double, and a strikeout. He is hitting .309 on the year with three homers…

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Padres Birthday Spotlights: Miguel Diaz, Kevin Quackenbush, and Carlos Villanueva

November 28, 2017

There are a handful of birthdays today that pertain to the San Diego Padres. Current Padres pitcher Miguel Diaz turns 23, former reliever Kevin Quackenbush turns 29, and it is the 34th birthday of Carlos Villanueva. The Brewers signed Diaz back in 2011 as an amateur free agent. Diaz came to the Padres via trade with the Minnesota Twins in December of last year. It didn’t come with much buzz…

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Heading to the Finish Line with the Padres’ Rule-5 Players

August 25, 2017

It’s becoming increasingly more likely that the San Diego Padres will be a 70-plus win team by season’s end. That’s a far cry from the preseason predictions that tagged the team as a mere 60 game winner and the worst in the league. Now the team is poised to potentially end up closer to the bottom-middle of the pack. Some fans would argue that this is not an ideal situation….

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Framing the Friars: The Ball is Juiced?

June 17, 2017

Following a three-game home sweep against the Cincinnati Reds, the San Diego Padres came into Miller Park on Friday with confidence. The Padres wasted little time jumping on Brewers’ starter Junior Guerra early. After the first two batters reached on an outfield misplay and a walk, the struggling Wil Myers stepped to the plate. And he did not disappoint, as the right-hander launched an absolute moon shot over the outfield…

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Miguel Diaz is Worth Keeping Around

June 2, 2017

Although the Padres are just two months into what is going to be another lost season as part of the rebuilding effort, the team has made some history in 2017. After selecting/acquiring four players in the Rule 5 Draft in 2015, among which two ended up staying with the team, the Padres went ahead and selected another three players in the Rule 5 Draft in 2016. In 2016, Luis Perdomo…

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History of the Rule 5 Draft in San Diego: Redefining the Building of a Ball Club

April 8, 2017

The Major-League Baseball Winter Meetings, held every year, take place at the beginning of the merry month of December, long after the regular baseball season has ended. At the culmination of these meetings, and in ceremonial fashion, the MLB Rule-5 Draft takes place. It is a hasty and hurried event that usually takes no longer than a quick half hour to occur. Even though not all teams elect to make…

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The Padres Bullpen Could Be Better Than We Thought

April 8, 2017

The San Diego Padres have one series under their belts in the freshly minted 2017 season. There were some things to like about the Padres’ performance during the recent four-game series against the Los Angeles Dodgers, while there were other things that were just painful to watch. I personally subscribe to the “trust the process” perspective, and even though I know that this season is all about development and not…

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The Padres May Have Found Another Luis Perdomo in 2017 (Miguel Diaz)

April 4, 2017

Luis Perdomo was selected by the Padres prior to the 2016 season via Rule-5 draft. The Padres selected Perdomo from the Cardinals’ farm system. A.J. Preller took a huge gamble, giving a roster spot for the 2016 season to a young pitcher who never had pitched above Low-A ball. Luis Perdomo started the 2016 season in the bullpen, and would initially be used in only limited game action. Perdomo made…

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Padres Rule-5 Draftees Progressing Through Spring Training

March 24, 2017

  When A.J. Preller and the San Diego Padres front office decided to “splurge” in the Rule-5 draft last December, a lot of doubt was held pretty much everywhere of the Padres’ ability to keep just one, yet alone all three of their selections. The #1 pick, Miguel Diaz, was the most likely to be kept at the time. Infielder Allen Cordoba and catcher Luis Torrens were seen as long…

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Projecting the Padres Muddled Rotation Part 2: New Options

March 7, 2017

Yesterday here at East Village Times we took a look at the Padres returning options for the rotation. Out of that group of Luis Perdomo, Christian Friedrich, Paul Clemens, Jarred Cosart, Clayton Richard, and Cesar Vargas, the Padres could form a decent enough major league rotation. In fact, they did just that in 2016, although decent may be a bit of a stretch. Even though the Padres had enough pitchers…

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Padres’ Rule-5 Pick Miguel Diaz Will Have a Mentor in Luis Perdomo

December 11, 2016

The San Diego Padres once again rolled the dice when it came to the 2016 Rule-5 draft. A.J. Preller is loading the farm system with an influx of youth and he will acquire it any way he can. Just like last season, when the team selected four players (Jabari Blash, Luis Perdomo, Josh Martin, and Blake Smith) in the draft, the Padres once again went shopping and selected three in…

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